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Romeo and Juliet, a classic example of a heterosexual couple.

Heterosexual people love people (sexually and romantically) of the opposite gender. A heterosexual man loves women. A heterosexual woman loves men. Another less formal word for heterosexual is straight.

Most people are heterosexual. People who are not heterosexual are homosexual, bisexual or asexual. Society is mostly 'heteronormative', which means that most people see homosexuality as not 'normal'.

In the Catholic Church and many Christian churches as well as in Islam and Judaism, a marriage can only be made in a heterosexual pair - man and woman. Marriage that is done in homosexual pair is seen as a serious sin by those religions.

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